Kitzbühel is one of Austria’s best-known and fanciest winter sports resorts, situated between the mountains Hahnenkamm (5616 ft, 1712 m) and Kitzbühler Horn (6548 ft, 1996 m). The Hahnenkamm is home of the annual World Cup ski races, including the circuit’s most important event, the downhill race on the famous Streif slope.
8. Zell am see
Whenever you come to Zell am See it is always a special holiday experience, no matter if it is summer or winter. Experience lakes, mountains and everlasting ice at the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Some 100 years ago Zell am See was a rather unknown market village. Then the railway was built and Zell became an important station. The village grew and was declared a city in 1928
Melk Abbey or Stift Melk is an Austrian Benedictine abbey, and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. It is located above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Danube inLower Austria, adjoining the Wachau valley. The abbey was founded in 1089
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria.Legend has it that Klagenfurt was founded after a couple of brave men had slain the abominable “Lindwurm”, a winged dragon in the moors adjoining the lake, the staple diet of which is said to have been virgins, but which did not spurn the fat bull on a chain that the men had mounted on a strong tower.
Alpbach has a population of 2,600 and occupies a beautiful location on a sunny plateau at apprpox. 1,000m above sea level. Thanks to its homogenous architectural style and lovely floral decorations Alpbach was voted “Austria´s most beautiful village” and also “Europe´s most beautiful flower village”.
Hallstatt, Situated in the South-Western shore of the Hallstätter See in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria, lies the lake town of Hallstatt. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times. Tourism plays a major factor in the town’s economic life. Tourists are told that Hallstatt is the site of “the world’s oldest pipeline”, which was constructed 400 years ago from 13,000 hollowed out trees.
Innsbruck – Anyone who comes to visit Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol region, will immediately notice the close coexistence of culture and nature. Located at the crossroads of Europe’s most important transport lines and nestled in the mountain ranges of the northern ‘Limestone’ Alps’ and the Central Alps, Innsbruck always was – and continues to be – a meeting point and platform for cultural exchange, commerce and science.
Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city is noted for its Alpine setting. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Vienna – With its successful blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, the Austrian capital has established itself as a major player in the global tourism market. With woods, grassland, parks and gardens accounting for around half its area,Vienna is the city in Europe with the highest ratio of green space. Vienna owes its universal appeal to the way it excitingly combines imperial nostalgia with a highly creative cultural scene, responsibly cultivating a precious heritage and charming traditions whilst taking on board the latest trends.
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